One reader learns how to clean out old stock by using eBay, while another wonders how California's AB 391 will affect antiques and collectibles shops.: "I read Antique Trader from cover to cover the day it arrives and love it! I would like to comment on the Behind the Gavel article on dead inventory...
Nationally known decorative and fine arts experts are speakers at the Foundation for Appraisal Education's decorative arts seminar at Quinn's Auction Gallery Sept. 6-7, 2012.
Antique Trader readers get advice on how to remove rust from metal without damaging paint and share a problem with eBay's Buyers Protection program.
Despite all the gloomy predictions for the antiques trade, this is the place to be says columnist Wayne Jordan. He explains why now is the time to open a brick and mortar antiques shop: Shop owners benefit from low rents, high gas prices and more flexibility than “big box” retailers.
With one half of local Internet searches done on a smartphone, it’s time for dealers to check if their shop’s website is mobile compatible. Columnist Wayne Jordan says that luckily, the cost to optimize your site is far less than you paid to create it in the first place.
Although many products associated with furniture care and restoration recommend steel wool in their instructions you should avoid using steel wool on antique furniture. In the furniture trade, steel wool’s use is limited to producing results after a finish has been applied, not before and never during.
Firearms expert Bob Ball recounts how as a 9-year-old he bought vintage guns on a trip to America’s largest military surplus store.
There are lots of things you can do with your newly acquired family treasure of an older or antique piece of furniture. If it needs more than just cleaning, try these three tips to avoid stripping the piece entirely.
Furniture Detective: Here are a few quick fixes that will improve the look of your antique furniture for the holidays without investing a week or a fortune.